As well as being compared against other travel zooms, the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS is also often compared to pro digicams, waterproofs, mirrorless, boutiques and super zooms. The Canon PowerShot SX740 HS's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the Coolpix A1000 and the Coolpix A900) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to other travel zoom competitors include: it is newer (july 2018 vs april 2017) and is more popular.

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly shorter battery life (265 shots vs 295 shots) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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5 months newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Inexpensive: $476.95 vs $338.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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similar age
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $338.00

Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

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1 year older
$319 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX730 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot SX730 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Inexpensive: $319.00 vs $338.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
2 years older
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots slower: 2.5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $338.00

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much longer battery life: 380 shots vs 265 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
2 years older
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $338.00
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs september 2014), is slightly less expensive ($338.00 vs $881.49) and is more popular.

However, on average it has a much smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm), has a much narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/1.8), has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,228k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year older
$369 - $429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/2 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $359.00 vs $338.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA

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similar age
$998

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens
  • Announced: July 2018 vs July 2018

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
3 years older
$534

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Much higher true resolution: 20 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 265 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the G7 X and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
2 years older
$532 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
6 years older
$403 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 922k dots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $403.11 vs $338.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year older
$998 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much wider aperture: f/1.8 vs f/3.3
  • Much larger sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Flip-out screens

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to waterproof competitors include: it has way more more zoom (40x vs 5x), has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (922k dots vs 230k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 0.8 fps).

However, on average it is significantly larger (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs compact (99×68×24 mm)), is thicker (1.6" vs 0.9"), is significantly heavier (299 g vs 162 g) and is not waterproof.

Nikon Coolpix W300

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1 year older
$339 - $387

Significant advantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix W300 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the Coolpix W300 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

Fujifilm FinePix XP20

Fujifilm FinePix XP20
6 years older

Significant advantages of the XP20 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the XP20 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the XP20 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), is newer (july 2018 vs august 2017), is slightly smaller (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs large (144×147×75 mm)), is slightly lighter (299 g vs 997 g) and is more popular.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (922k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20.2 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 60 fps).

Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90)

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6 months older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher true resolution: 15.8 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 270 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"

Canon EOS M100

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1 year older
$379 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M100 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 299 g

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

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5 months newer
$2,999 (body only)
$3,798 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Large (144×147×75 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much heavier: 997 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1X and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Announced: January 2019 vs July 2018

Olympus PEN E-PL9

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5 months older
$549 - $600 (body only)
$699 - $700 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the PEN E-PL9 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Higher true resolution: 15.9 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PEN E-PL9 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the PEN E-PL9 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×68×39 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 380 g vs 299 g

Canon EOS M6

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1 year older
$548 - $579 (body only)
$583 - $699 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M6 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M6 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS M6 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (112×68×45 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.6"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (40x vs 3x), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 6 fps), has a screen which flips out, is newer (july 2018 vs october 2017) and is more popular.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower aperture (f/3.3 vs f/2.8), takes significantly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 24 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a slightly smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.7mm).

Fujifilm XF10

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similar age
$449

Significant advantages of the XF10 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the XF10 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the XF10 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×41 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 279 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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9 months older
$1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 9.7 MP

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much less zoom: 3x vs 40x
  • Shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 265 shots
  • Significantly slower max shutter speed: 1/2000 of a second vs 1/3200 of a second

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×78×51 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon PowerShot SX740 HS compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (mid size (110×64×40 mm) vs large (138×102×135 mm)), is newer (july 2018 vs january 2017), is thinner (1.6" vs 5.3"), is significantly lighter (299 g vs 915 g) and is more popular.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 21 mm), takes slightly lower resolution photos (9.7 MP vs 20 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (3,200 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and has a marginally smaller sensor (1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Much larger: Large (138×102×135 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.3" vs 1.6"
  • Much heavier: 915 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
2 years older
$339 - $459

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 350 shots vs 265 shots
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.2" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 299 g
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.6"

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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similar age
$478 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Longer battery life: 325 shots vs 265 shots

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Significantly thicker: 4.6" vs 1.6"
  • Heavier: 608 g vs 299 g

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 299 g
  • Inexpensive: $477.79 vs $338.00

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
1 year older

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Wider aperture: f/2.8 vs f/3.3
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the PowerShot SX740 HS)

  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Mid size (110×64×40 mm)
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly thicker: 4.7" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and PowerShot SX740 HS

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 299 g